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# 676:  4 1/16 x 1 3/8 Dalton
# 676:  4 1/16 x 1 3/8 Dalton. Made from Bowling Green Brown, a form of Burlington. This Dalton was found in Schuyler Co, IL. It has basal thinning that looks very much like flutes and barely reaches 1/4" thick.
Although this Beautiful Dalton does have a COA by Roy Motley, it needs none. Great soil aging + numerous mineral deposits, a true NO BRAINER.

# 796 - 3 1/8 x 1 11/16 Hardin
# 796 - 3 1/8 x 1 11/16 Hardin
# 796. 3 1/8" x 1 11/16" Hardin. Made from "Light Gray Cream Tan Color Chert" per Dwain Rogers COA. It's a very nice Fossiliferous Chert, possibly a Burlington sub-type. A short stemmed variety, in it's FIRST STAGE and un-resharpened form. This was reported found in Howard Co Mo.and does carry a Rogers COA as mentioned. Nicely ground base with great stone sheen patina and numerous mineralizations. This base is VERY CLOSE to being knobbed. A great piece for your Hardin Frame!

# 638 a
# 638 b
# 638: 5 1/4" x 2" x 5/16" Stanfield/Cobbs Blade made of heavily patinated Burlington Chert from Central Illinois. Great Form and bevel resharpening, with an ancient spokeshave worked into the blade near the tip. I bought this nice Early Archaic blade from JC Floming as a Stanfield.  Great feel, and beautiful in hand. I have no additional provenance on this large blade.
# 125 Dalton
# 125 Perino COA
# 125: 3 5/16" x 15/16" x 1/4" Dalton out of Illinois. Very nicely made from a high grade Burlington. Great age characteristics, about a perfect point.

Perino COA as Dalton Greenbriar.
Calvin Howard COA as Dalton.

# 125 Howard COA
# 432 - Davis COA
# 432 b
# 432 a
# 432: 5 5/16" x 2 1/2" Morrow Mountain. A large blade that will make a nice centerpiece in any frame. On the Davis COA it says this piece is made of quartzite, but I have gotten several knowledgeable opinions that say this Morrow Mountain is made of Tallahatta Quartzite.  As we all know, grading is as subjective as typology - strictly an opinion.  Ex-David Davis, found in Alabama. No other provenance available. Davis COA G-9

# 447 North Blade
# 447: 4+" x 2 7/8" North Blade. Made of Heated Burlington with great crystalline fossil inclusions. Well made + thin for it's size, it carries a Jackson COA dated 7/10/2006, but needs none.  I was told this piece came from the B.W. Stephens Collection, although it does not have his sticker. If you like BIG no brainer Hopewell pieces, you will love this North Blade.

# 125: Dalton
# 432: Morrow Mountain
# 447: North Blade

# 638: Stanfield/Cobbs
# 676: Dalton
# 796: Hardin

# 814: Stilwell
# 814:  5 7/16" x 1 1/2" Stilwell. Made from Burlington and reported found in Boone Co, MO. This 1 is pictured in major publications twice, and is ex Fred Marsh Jr., ex Bobby Onken, ex Douglas Miller and ex Edward Buel collections. It comes with a 1992 Greg Perino COA as an Etley and a 2008 Roy Motley COA as a Stilwell, to Tim Terwelp. In my opinion it is DEFINITELY Early Archaic. Ground base with a needle tip and killer flaking, it's right at 5/16" thin. I would never presume to 2nd guess Mr. Perino, but I just can't see this piece as an Etley. Several people have said it looks more like a Hardin than a Stilwell, with the size of the base, but the flaking + serrations look more Stilwell. Just a super ANCIENT Artifact, no matter how you type it.                      SOLD
# 814 Stillwell
# 814 Stillwell
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